Past Events

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20,000 Species of Bees (12A)

Friday 10th November 2023 - Wednesday 15th November 2023

Sofia Otero won the Silver Bear for Best Leading Performance at 2022’s Berlin Film Festival and this is a tender, heartfelt drama about an eight-year-old’s unforgettable summer holiday of self-discovery.

Passages (18)

Friday 6th October 2023 - Thursday 12th October 2023

Celebrated filmmaker Ira Sachs makes a breathtaking return with Passages, a fresh, honest and brutally funny take on messy, modern relationships. Stars Ben Whishaw.

Kokomo City (18)

Saturday 9th September 2023 - Thursday 14th September 2023

Directed by two-time Grammy nominee D. Smith, Kokomo City takes up a seemingly simple mantle — to present the stories of four Black transgender sex workers in New York and Georgia.

L’Immensita (12)

Friday 1st September 2023 - Thursday 7th September 2023

A mesmerising Penélope Cruz proves once again that she is among the finest actors of her generation in this deeply personal coming-of-age drama.

Joyland (15)

Saturday 15th April 2023 - Wednesday 19th April 2023

Discovery Screening: Come and watch a bold new independent film for just a fiver. First 40 tickets sold £5. Set in the eastern city of Lahore, Saim Sadiq’s Joyland tackles issues of gender and sexuality.

Close (12A)

Friday 24th March 2023 - Wednesday 29th March 2023

A powerful coming of age story, this profoundly moving portrait of male friendship offers a depiction of intimacy and masculinity that is sure to have an enduring impact.

Blue Jean (15)

Friday 24th February 2023 - Wednesday 1st March 2023

In Oakley’s quiet, soulful drama, a closeted PE teacher reckons with her identity during the introduction of Clause 28 to Thatcherite Britain.

Iris on the Move: New Iris Prize Productions

Tuesday 21st February 2023

These three new films made by winners of the Iris Prize. Each is an example of excellence in storytelling and together the programme is sure to make you cry and laugh.

Iris on the Move: Best of Iris 2022

Tuesday 21st February 2023

This diverse selection of outstanding short films from the 16th Iris Prize LGBTQ+ Film Festival showcases unique stories from around the world.

BAS9 Curious: Neptune Frost (15)

Thursday 15th December 2022

The directorial debut of multidisciplinary artists Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman is an exhilarating Afrofuturist, anti-capitalist, sci-fi-punk-musical about a cosmic romance between an intersex hacker and a coltan miner which seeds a revolution.

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